Floodwaters cause levee to fail in downtown Davenport

DAVENPORT, Iowa (NEWS3) – Floodwaters have caused the levee in downtown Davenport to fail.

According to Davenport Public Works, the levee failed at River Drive and Pershing Avenue. Floodwaters have currently reached 2nd Street in the downtown.

Several cars are also stuck in the floodwaters.

According to Congressman Dave Loebsack, Lincoln School in Davenport has been opened as a shelter for those impacted by the flooding.

MidAmerican Energy is expected to cut off power to several buildings in the downtown.

Davenport emergency management asks those trapped in floodwaters in the downtown to call 9-1-1.

The Iowa bound Centennial Bridge is jammed as a result of floodwaters on 2nd Street.

Traffic from the Rock Island Arsenal via the Government Bridge should take the Moline gate and viaduct as 2nd Street is not accessible.

Traveling south of 3rd Street is also no advised.

This is a breaking story. NEWS3 will continue to provide more details as they become available.